What is dental monitoring?
Dental monitoring is exciting new technology that enables our specialist orthodontist, Dr Rhu McKelvey, to monitor your treatment progress remotely. Instead of coming into our clinic, we can keep an eye on the movement of your teeth on a weekly basis. This means less visits to our practice, which is one less thing you have to fit in to your busy schedule, but you still have the peace of mind that we are monitoring your teeth.
Dental monitoring is a revolutionary app that enables you to take photos of your teeth on your smart phone and send it through to your orthodontist to keep track of your treatment.
How does dental monitoring work?
If you are going ahead with orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to come in for an orthodontic assessment. We need to know how severe your orthodontic treatment needs are and what type of appliance you could benefit from.
If you choose to proceed with Invisalign, the system of virtually invisible aligners that straighten teeth, we’ll provide you with your first set of aligners and set you up with dental monitoring.
Dental monitoring is an app that sits on your smartphone. You’ll be required to regularly upload images of your teeth via the app which we can see. We’ll assess the images you take to make sure your teeth are moving in line with your treatment plan. This incredible tracking system means your treatment is shaped by your own biology and compliance rather than a standard time frame. It also has the potential to speed up treatment.
Benefits of dental monitoring
- Fewer visits to the orthodontic clinic
- Keep up your treatment from wherever you are
- Faster treatment results
- Makes it even easier to fit orthodontic treatment into your lifestyle
- Your orthodontist can assess your teeth in real time
- Greater communication with your orthodontist
So, whether you’re working away from home, travelling for work or pleasure, moving house, or starting a new job, dental monitoring will enable you to still enjoy the results of orthodontic treatment.
Book your consultation today
If you’re interested in finding out more about Dental Monitoring and how it could work for you, please mention it on your first contact with Beam Orthodontics. Call our team today or book your appointment online.